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Tagged but not listed. Keep, though we have an entry for ware with this sense, the usage example actually back up this and not that. Unless it's trivial to cite that sense of ware, I say rfv it and keep this in the meantime. Mglovesfun (talk) 21:20, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

The sense of ware has now been cited. Debate on, guys! Mglovesfun (talk) 10:49, 12 August 2012 (UTC)
Cautious keep, feels like a true suffix, as the suffix is current while the noun is archaic. Mglovesfun (talk)
Keep the noun, while we're at it. Being archaic ≠ being deleted. Purplebackpack89 (Notes Taken) (Locker) 13:29, 13 August 2012 (UTC)
Delete. Ware seems to be completely current in use semantically. No native speaker would have trouble understanding it. It is only its relative scarcity in singular use other than in open compounds like silver ware that gives a dated feel to it.
It would not be bad to add the specific ways in which ware combines, using the wording from -ware, though I wonder if there are really only two. DCDuring TALK 16:58, 13 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Keep. It can be affixed to any noun, in principle. Therefore it is an affix separate from the word ware. SpinningSpark 15:45, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

Kept for lack of consensus to delete. bd2412 T 20:31, 6 August 2013 (UTC)